BWES Summer Enrichment Camp Duracell - Our Partners in Education Be the B.E.S.T.!!!! RED RIBBON WEEK: DRESS FOR SUCCESS 4th Grade Georgia Aquarium Attendance Matters Smiling Faces TCSS Awarded for Parental Involvement Berta Soaring Eagle Be a SUPERHERO and Power up to say NO TO DRUGS! Thank a School Social Worker - March 6-12 Muffins for Moms BWES Tearing the Tape Book Fair Math! Berta Weathersbee Elementary School Berta Weathersbee welcomes its newest Principal, Mr. Willie Cooks

School News & Announcements

09/20/17: TCSS Celebrates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month dOORS

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Troup County School System (TCSS) nurses decided to ‘Go Gold’ to tackle awareness. Christy Mason, RN Health Care Coordinator for TCSS said a door decorating contest would be a powerful conversation starter to help bring childhood cancer awareness to student and adults.

According to Mason, cancer is the third most common cause of death among children between the ages of 1 and 19. In addition:

  • TCSS currently has ten students that are battling cancer.
  • The most common form of childhood cancer is leukemia.
  • Cancer accounted for seven percent of all childhood deaths in Georgia from 2001-2011.

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09/19/17: Nicole Kennedy Talks Attendance

September is Attendance Awareness Month and Nicole Kennedy, TCSS Parent Engagement Coordinator talks about why attendance is important; especially in the lower grades. 

 

 

 

09/18/17: Principal Willie Cooks Shares Berta Discipline Stats

During the 'Tearing of the Tape' ceremony, new Berta Weathersbee principal, Willie Cooks, cited some glowing statistics experienced within his first month at the helm of BWES, “Suspensions have decreased by 99.4 percent compared to last year…and student referrals have decreased by 50 percent since this time last year.” Cooks noted the students want to learn and any behavior issues that may happen are handled quickly. Another Berta student agreed by saying, “I don’t have to worry about bully’s because I can tell my teacher and she will handle it.”

09/15/17: Berta Weathersbee Tears the Tape BWES Collage

Recently, the faculty and staff at Berta Weathersbee Elementary (BWES) welcomed over 50 parents, students, and community members, as they ‘tore the tape’ and welcomed everyone in to witness the new renovations that have taken place at the school campus.

The makeover started in the spring as new security doors were installed and a new entrance to the building was assembled. Throughout the summer months a complete overhaul ensued which included new paint and carpet throughout the facility, worn carpet was removed from the gym floor and new flooring was inserted. One student commented that, “we no longer have to worry about carpet burns on our knees. We like playing and learning in the new gym.” There is also a new mural in the gymnasium that was painted by the physical education instructor. 

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Million Minute Reading Challenge Million Minutes

 

Can we do it? Together, we can! We have recently been challenged to read 1,00,000 minutes by the end of the school year. The Million Minute Reading Challenge helps promote a love of reading while increasing reading stamina in students. Students will be rewarded for minutes logged with prizes and special events. Keep up the good work Berta Readers!

LaGrange READS Spirit Night READ Spirit Night

Join us on a Reading Adventure.

Tearing of the Tape Tearing of the Tape

Come and join us!

Battle of the Harvest Battle of the Harvest

Canned food drive.

Broadcast Team Members Named Broadcast Team

Broadcast Teams named for the 2017-2018 school year.

09/01/17: School Bus Safety Poster Contest School bus Safety

Do you know a student in grades K-8 who loves art? Here is a chance for them to do something creative, fun, and possibly win! The Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation (GAPT) is hosting a School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme is: My Driver – My Safety Hero!

The purpose is to help students learn about school bus safety through art. Submissions must be received by Friday, Sept. 22nd so they can be sent to Ga Dept. of Education. Rules and submission information is below. 

2017 Georgia School Bus Safety Poster Contest

2017 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest

Send all submissions to:

turnerjp@troup.org

Dr. Jeffrey Turner, Transportation

100 North Davis Rd., Building B

LaGrange, GA 30240

 

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